With the tips ahead, you can install the newest MIUI 9.5 Global Stable ROM on your Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. The Redmi Note 5 smartphone from Xiaomi comes with some appreciable hardware and design. And with the new MIUI 9.5 Global Stable ROM, the phone will be even more faster, reliable and secure. After MIUI 9.2, the brand updated its software version to MIUI 9.5 in order to accommodate new changes and features. And as per schedule, the brand has finally gotten around to release the new software for its Redmi Note 5 smartphone.
For Redmi 4 Prime users we have already covered a full MIUI 9.5 ROM installation guide and similarly, in this post, we will be focusing on how to update the Redmi Note 5. Our tips are targeted towards a specific device so please do not attempt this on any different model rather than the one stated. Also, for new users, we would be covering two main methods through which you can have your Redmi Note 5 running the latest MIUI 9.5 Global Stable ROM — both of which are listed. Discussing about the changes included in this build, they range from bug fixes to performance improvements. Further, the new MIUI 9.5 ROM addresses user reported bugs which were present in previous releases.
Download MIUI 9.5 ROM for Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
We have full MIUI 9.5 ROM download links ahead for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. There are two links corresponding to two different update methods — using Fastboot or updating through Recovery. Download the files respective to what procedure you would be utilizing.
Fastboot ROM: Download MIUI 9.5 Fastboot ROM (Size: 2.0 GB)
Recovery ROM: Download MIUI 9.5 Recovery ROM (Size: 1.4GB)
Now that you have downloaded the MIUI 9.5 ROM, next you have to install it on your phone. As mentioned before, there are two methods available to do that. First one is by the recovery mode or the phone’s Updater app. Second method is to flash the Fastboot ROM from the Mi Fastboot Mode.
For a more detailed list on what are the changes included in MIUI 9.5 ROM along with download links you can read all about it right here.
How to Install MIUI 9.5 ROM on Redmi Note 5 with Updater App / Recovery Mode
This method relies on the recovery of your phone. This method should work with your stock Xiaomi recovery or with a custom one like TWRP custom recovery. A computer or a connected phone is now required for this process.
Follow these easy steps to install MIUI 9.5 Global ROM on your Xiaomi Redmi Note 5:
Step 1 – Download “Recovery ROM” for your Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 from the link given above.
Step 2 – Transfer the file to the internal storage on your device. The file should be in the root (main directory) of internal storage, not inside any folder as shown in the screenshot below.
Step 3 – Boot into Mi Recovery (Recovery Mode). This is the stock recovery your phone ships with. Be sure to have this installed rather than a custom one like TWRP. You can boot into recovery mode by opening up the Updater app (under Tools folder) and tap on the three dots at the top right corner. Tap on Choose update package.
Step 4 – From the file explorer view, choose the Recovery ROM file you transferred to your device in Step 2. Select the file as shown in the screenshot below and tap the OK button.
Step 5 – The Updater app will now check your ROM file for any errors and set it up for installation.
Step 6 – Once completed, you will be prompted to reboot the phone and install the update. Tap on the Reboot and update button to proceed.
Step 7 – Your phone will reboot now and installation will begin.
Step 8 – Your phone may reboot again during installation. So do not worry if that happens.
Step 9 – Once completed, your phone will start normally like it used to before installing the update.
Step 10 – To check and confirm what MIUI version has been installed on your phone, go to Settings > About phone.
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If you would like to flash MIUI 9.5 ROM using Fastboot Mode, we have a complete guide for that as well. Every Android phone comes with the Fastboot Mode. This mode is also known as the Download Mode and Bootloader Mode of a phone.
To read on how to flash MIUI 9.5 ROM on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 using Fastboot, head over to the next page.
How to Install MIUI 9.5 Global Stable ROM on Redmi Note 5 with Fastboot Mode
This method relies on Fastboot utility and requires you to have a computer. Make sure, your device’s bootloader has been unlocked as well.
Step 1 – Download “Fastboot ROM” for your Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 from the links given before. Once downloaded, extract the file anywhere in your computer. You may again have to open the extracted file using WinRAR or WinZip and extract it again (manually / by force) till you see several files similar to the ones shown below.
Step 2 – Download Xiaomi USB Drivers and install them on your computer. You need these to make sure your phone works well with the PC.
Step 3 – Download Mi Flash Tool on your computer.
Step 4 – Turn OFF your Xiaomi device before proceeding.
Step 5 – Now boot the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 into Fastboot Mode. How? You can enter Fastboot Mode on your phone by holding Volume Down + Power buttons while the phone is OFF. If you see a similar screen as shown below, this means you are in the Fastboot Mode.
Step 6 – Connect the phone now with your computer. Your PC will recognize the device and install the necessary drivers to set it up for use.
Step 7 – Open Mi Flash Tool.
Step 8 – Click on the select button and choose the directory where you extracted the Fastboot ROM files in Step 1. Then click the refresh button. Mi Flash Tool will recognize the files and display device info on the screen. You should see something like as shown in the screenshot below.
Step 9 – IMPORTANT – From the bottom of Mi Flash Tool, select the middle option that says “save user data” if you do not want to wipe all your data.
Step 10 – Now click the flash button to start the installation.
Step 11 – Your phone will reboot once the installation completes.
That is all! MIUI 9.5 Global Stable ROM should now be installed on your Xiaomi Redmi Note 5.
You can go to Settings > About phone to see what version are you running on you phone.